- Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
- Publication Date: March 1, 2009
- Price: $31.95
- Trim Size: 9 3⁄4 x 9 3⁄4
- ISBN: 0-8109-7277-8
- EAN: 9780810972773
- Page Count: 192
- Illustrations: 300 full-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: North America
For over four decades, erotic comics have flourished around the world. Erotic Comics 2 examines how this budding art form exploded from the California comix scene to become an international publishing phenomenon.
Beginning with an exploration of newly liberated American artists in the '70s, this overview examines the gay and lesbian comics scene, current artists and publishers in Europe, and Japanese erotica. After delving into the sexual mores of Japanese Hentai: from tentacle sex to Yaoi, the book looks to the future, where erotic comic creators are sidestepping legal issues by producing work solely for the Internet.
Filled with rarely seen art from international forerunners such as Dave Stevens, Jordi Bennet, Frank Thorne, Tom of Finland, Ralf Kšnig, and Milo Manara, Erotic Comics 2 is perfect for fans of adult comics, art history, and erotic illustration. As Alan Moore urges in his foreword: "Absorb the contents of this book, and do so shamelessly."
About the authors
Tim Pilcher is the co-author of The Essential Guide to World Comics, and has contributed to numerous other books. He was an assistant editor at Vertigo Comics and an associate editor on Comics International. He lives in Brighton, England. Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is a respected historian of comics and the director of ComicsResearch.org. He serves on the board of the International Journal of Comic Art, and lives in Hudson Valley, New York. Alan Moore is the author of the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. His long-awaited erotic graphic novel, Lost Girls, was published in 2006. He lives in Northampton, England.